Richard Boyd Barrett: Spring Economic Statement

Spring Economic Statement 5:15pm Richard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance) I thank Deputy Mac Lochlainn for pointing out the Government’s quite deliberate and studied contempt for the Technical Group but I take heart from the fact that the senior Ministers felt the need to walk out of the Chamber. It brought to mind…

The Economy Growns, but so Does Poverty

By Ed Harper People Before Profit Alliance (West Cork Branch) This government is renowned for its lying, but the explanation for why Kenny and crew claim there is growth and yet the signs of increasing poverty multiply is very straightforward.  The purpose of the austerity policy which has been oppressing the whole of the EU…

Do We Need Economic Experts?

By Michael O’Sullivan We are bombarded daily on our televisions and radio by economists lecturing us about what ‘we’ need to do to solve the economic crisis here and in Europe but should we listen to them? While we are encouraged to believe that economic matters due to their complexity can only be understood and…